The Vancouver Gluten-Free Expo was amazingly attended by swarms of enthusiastic gluten-free consumers. The expo featured a diverse mix of gluten-free products, ranging from local bakeries to international ready to serve food products. A number of exhibitors ran out of product less than halfway thru the show because of such high attendance. Being an American company our expansion plans include Canada and we found this expo to be a wonderful opportunity to increase our brand presence in this marketplace and reach out directly to Canadian consumers on a level we cannot on newsstands.Wildly successful from the point of view of attendance and engaged consumers. We look forward to future expo’s.
“We decided to attend the Gluten Free Show a week before the event and we are so glad we did!! We had just released our gluten free bread so we thought the Gluten Free Expo in Vancouver would be a great way to let people sample our product and provide some feedback and it exceeded out expectations. We sold out in ONE hour and we were out of samples before the day was over! The event was a huge success and we look forward to future events!”
“The gluten free expo wasn’t anything that we expected, the volume of people in the time frame was amazing. The only negative thing I could say is we weren’t prepared enough most venders including us ran out of stock and sold out a couple hours before the show ended. The show was a hit for both exhibitors and consumers and can’t wait till next years show.”
“I want to thank you for the opportunity to participate in the inaugural Gluten Free Expo. The event was very well attended and gave Elco Fine Foods Inc. the opportunity to heighten Crunchmaster Cracker brand awareness with key target consumers. I very much look forward to participating in next year’s Expo!”
“The first Gluten Free Expo in Vancouver was a awesome event! I expected 1000 plus visitors, but was deluged with 3000. Luckily it was well organized and the influx could be accommodated. I gave samples, had a draw for a prize, and spoke to many hundreds of people – which vastly increased my contact database. Most were potential customers, and more than a dozen were potential suppliers or distributors. Would I come again? Yes!”
“We exhibited in the first annual Gluten Free Expo not knowing what to expect. We anticipated about 1000 people and we’re surprised to learn more than 3000 consumers attended! I think this is a testament to the organizers who made this inaugural show a success. I know we will definitely want to exhibit next year.”